I seem to have digressed away from the food recently but today I am back. Back on food. Healthy and nutritious food.
I have not felt quite right since Saturday. I have had a very irritable stomach which is most unusual for me as I normally have rather a cast iron constitution. So I browsed some of my favourite blogs for something healthy to make. I was working from home today so could freshly prepare everything.
1 cup of frozen berries
plus some basil
may not seem a likely combination but I have to say it was delicious.
Berry and Basil Smoothie
1 large cup of frozen berries
1 large banana
1 cup of almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
a few basil leaves
Blend until completely smooth.
This was surprisingly tasty and something I will be making again. Try it – you may be pleasantly surprised too.
Mid-morning I snacked on some fresh Kent cherries.
For lunch I went foraging in the garden. This pink veined kale is one of the prettiest leaves I am growing.
Plus some broccoli leaves
and a large beetroot leaf.
These were added to some onion, yellow pepper and mushrooms which I slowly fried. I then wilted the chopped green leaves and made an omelette with some Cheddar cheese. Delicious and substantial and so simple to make.
In the afternoon I still felt poorly and very tired so I made a healthy long drink. A smoothie really but with far more liquid and less fruit than usual. I mixed together some Kombucha with a banana, some frozen mixed berries, 1 tbsp Tahini and had a large multi – vitamin tablet with it.
I am not sure if it was the Kombucha smoothie or the omelette but I finally felt more comfortable and not so exhausted.
I went to a little function at Harvey’s school. I was not tempted by the wine but I did enjoy some crackers with cheese.
When we got home I foraged in the garden. I found some peas,
lots of lettuce and some radish
which I had with some cucumber, tomatoes and Fishfingers! I was going to have something else but Harvey wanted fish fingers so we both had them. 2 salmon ones and 4 cod, with salad.
I really enjoyed them, served with just a blob of mayonnaise.
I then made some ice-cream. Yes I did. It took about 10 minutes and I don’t even have an ice-cream maker. You just need a blender and a freezer. This is a vegan and healthy ice-cream. Inspired again by Choosing Raw, I made the Raw Vegan Blueberry Ginger Ice-Cream. Gena’s looked smoother than mine and I should have re-blended it as she advised but I was in too much of a rush for it as was Harvey who couldn’t believe I made ice-cream.
Blueberry and Ginger Ice-Cream (serves 2)
2 frozen bananas
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1/4 cup cashews (which I soaked for several hours)
2 tsp lemon juice
2-4 tbsp almond milk
Blend until smooth.
This was delicious and so easy to make. I will make this again for sure.
I have prepared a lot of healthy food today in ways that were quick and easy and simple but that tasted great. I also packed in a lot of nutrients which is important too. So I feel full and satisfied and not at all guilty. It was good to remind myself of how simple it is to prepare fresh nutritious food. Back to the food – you should see what I have already prepared for tomorrow 🙂 .